‘Lefties with Guns’ Up Ante on Protest Conflicts

How many actual rednecks and workers are members remains unclear.

“Protesters arrested for using pepper spray on Trump supporters during march,” CBS News reported Saturday. “The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant…”

Dust-ups happen. We’ve seen calls for violence against “fascists” and “Nazis” by mob-inciters that resemble nothing so much as the fascists and Nazis they decry. And we’ve seen reactions to bullying, intimidation and assaults exemplified by the emergence of those intent on pushing back, like Based Stick Man.

It should come as no surprise that when the potential for physical conflict exists, those involved will want to position themselves to prevail. So it should also come as no surprise that “lefties with guns” would be emerging at protest demonstrations .

“Gun-Totin’ Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol,” Phoenix New Times notes sympathetically. “Is Bloodshed on the Horizon?”

It’s a report about “openly armed to the proverbial teeth” supporters of the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club, self-described as “Working to stem the tide of reactionary recruitment within white working class communities, fight white supremacy, & build liberatory community defense.” That, in turn, references to Redneck Revolt (“Putting the RED back in redneck”).

Basically, their “philosophy” is communist and globalist, against private property, capitalism and sovereign nations. They’re also heavy on self-serving “justifications” that make it seem like they share many of the same goals with patriotic Americans, such as being “for organized defense of our communities” and “against white supremacy” (albeit couching it that way, instead of just saying “against “racism,” is done for pretty obvious reasons, particularly when they let slip with such gems as “Our real enemies are mostly white English speaking Christians”).

It’s no surprise they don’t name their leaders, and that their website is registered via a proxy. Nor is it evident how many actual “workers” and “rednecks” are members.  Likewise, information on the people receiving and divvying up John Brown Solidarity Fund donations (as well as prominent donors, if any) is not made obvious, nor do they appear to be listed as a nonprofit under that name.

It’s curious though, that the one “identifiable” entity, Redneck Revolt’s website designer, Monsoon Media Collective, proudly declares “WE BELIEVE that small businesses support families in our community…” How that squares with anti-capitalist radicals committed to abolishing private property under force of arms remains unexplained, as does how other clients might feel about continued patronage if they knew about the rope Monsoon is helping to sell.

Here’s the thing: The Constitution, a document Redneck Revolt philosophy cannot allow, recognizes their rights to advocate, to protest and defend themselves. They have the right to do so armed, much like the Revolutionary Black Panther Party. What they don’t have a right to do is initiate armed violence to threaten and force their will on those of us who refuse to follow their totalitarian roadmap.

Don’t make the mistake of looking at the people involved and dismissing them based solely on appearance. And as we can see from Redneck Revolt’s “resources” page, a concerted effort is being made to increase and inform their ranks.

Those behind that effort know their Chairman Mao. They know:

Every Communist must grasp the truth; “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

Anybody notice any of the NRA-bashing gun-grab groups, from the Democrat Party on down, saying word one about “lefties with guns? No? So there may be a convergence of hidden hands and useful idiots?

Is it a coincidence that there’s a comparatively lesser-known quotation wherein goals converge?

We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.

Or as Fidel Castro asked once he attained power:

¿Armas para que?

UPDATE: A WarOnGuns comment suggests deployment with Airsoft guns by some.


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David Codrea

David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.